Editor’s note: Aurora Fire Rescue originally reported four people were injured and then updated to five.
AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a large multi-family residential complex that injured five people Saturday, the Aurora Fire Rescue said.
AFR said five people were injured. Two were treated on scene and three were taken to the hospital. One person has serious injuries, according to the department.
Multiple crews worked the fire at Park Place at Expo Apartments located at 10705 East Exposition Avenue.
AFR said people from 60 units have been displaced and Red Cross was at the complex to help.
According to the Red Cross, approximately 100 people from 48 units were being supported, and anyone impacted can visit the shelter.
Man jumped from window to escape fire
Mark Walton told FOX31’s Rogelio Mares that he jumped out of a third-floor window to escape the fire and that a man named Kevin saved him from being severely injured.
“He caught me. I could’ve broke my leg but this guy, got me,” Walton said.
Kevin urged him to escape the smoke, Walton said.
“I went to the window and I had my legs out and he was saying ‘Jump, I got you! Jump, I got you!’ so I jumped,” Walton said.
Kevin and Walton said they had to take the situation into their own actual hands because firefighters were busy with ladders away from where they were.
“What would’ve happened if you would’ve tried to go out your front door and out through the front of the, I probably wouldn’t have made it,” Walton said.